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Top APC Officer Received Many Death Threats Before Killers Gunned Him Down

The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Festus Fuanter, underscored the alarming fact that Sylvanus Namang had been subjected to over 20 death threats before his tragic murder.

Sylvanus Namang, who hailed from Mangu Local Government Area and served as the Publicity Secretary of the Plateau State chapter of the APC, met a tragic end during a burial event he attended in Pankshin LGA on Saturday, plunging the party into profound grief.

According to reports, Namang was in the vicinity of a local shop to buy some items when assailants fatally shot him.

Expressing deep sorrow over Namang’s demise, APC’s National Secretary, Festus Fuanter, demanded a thorough investigation into the incident, highlighting Namang’s history of receiving numerous death threats.

Fuanter remarked, “His death is quite sad. If it was a case of kidnapping, they would have abducted him and left. Why kill him on the spot? We are waiting for the outcome of any possible investigation and security report on the circumstances surrounding the incident, and we will respond appropriately. Because, before now, he has received more than 20 threats to his life, some of which he has reported to the security authorities.”

Former Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, expressed shock and devastation at Namang’s killing, urging security agencies to swiftly apprehend the perpetrators.

Rufus Bature, the Chairman of the Plateau State APC, echoed similar sentiments, describing Namang’s death as deeply shocking.

Bature stated, “As a party, we are not fine at all. The death of the party’s state Publicity Secretary at this time is quite unfortunate. He was a complete gentleman and a humble human being committed to his duties. He had no fears of telling the truth. We will sorely miss him.”

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